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this is the lift they use at a truck service center, where i had my truck customized
http://www.eagleequip.com/page/EE/PROD/LI-EFP/FP12

they also have pits, handy for most work in a low building
http://www.expresstrux.com/xpc_gallery_0108.html
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congrats on...well all of it.

I did some research on the same thing in the hopes of building a detached also.

1. figure out what size you want then go a little bigger.
2. put in a shower/bathroom/small bedroom upstairs - your pout house.
3. a lift in one of the bays
4. a drain the length of one of the bays then you can wash your vehicle in doors if you want.
5. wall off a large room for lots of parts shelves.
6. if it's too loud you can always build a little shelter for your compressor outside then run a couple lines inside.

this place has a lot of good ideas.
http://www.thegarageplanshop.com/40/...rage-plans.php
http://justgarageplans.com/41/1/hous...rage-plans.php
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I whole heartedly agree about a lift. Think of working on brakes, heck just cleaning/polishing wheels, from a standing position instead of squatting. No back aches, no sore knees, keeping the bod up off of cold floors .... You get some years on you and you'll appreciate that.
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make sure you heat it and run enough power for regular electrical and furnace and a 220 for welder if you or future owner wants. it a nice perk. and an over sized door would be a great idea...everyone i know is looking for on eor trying to lift their garage doors to get REAL trucks in
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Boy I think hes gonna have one hell of a garage if he listens to us all . He'll be looking for donations here soon .
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steel buildings have changed, they no longer need to look like aircraft hangers
http://www.gensteel.com/general_stee...rage_units.htm
I have one heck of a bank to dig out, I'm about glued to three concrete walls. Thats what I get for living in the mountains.

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Just have the floor cut to fit this into it. Will give you some lift, with out being too big. A body shop friend of mine has one in his garage with a 9 or 10 ft ceiling. Says works great when painting the sides.
http://westmd.craigslist.org/tls/1937853585.html
Those lifts seem to work great in body shops, seen a few myself in action. However pulling a transmission? Still thanks for the insite, a good idea never the less, and def. in the running.

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My garage had a 14 ft. ceiling I could put my Ram in there and put it all the way up . My lift was a 9,000 lb. asymmetrical with clear floor from Eagle . Cost right around $2500.00 . Looks like their runnng a special this month . Damn good prices too . I installed it myself . Not hard at all . The only thing you need to watch out for is the garage door . I would recommend to ya to get a garage door that rolls up inside of itself just above the door . If you have a door that goes up and across the ceiling , it may hit the back of the cab of the truck . I'm talking from experience . Any questions feel free to contact me .
Thanks for the advice, I never really thought about that. Good Post and I may have to hit you up if you dont mind.

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Some really good advice here. I just want to say congrats on the refi and your upcoming wedding. I don't see where a garage taller than the house is a bad thing, people here do it all the time to house their massive boats lol. One guy even put a loft in his garage where he keeps his storage area, light yard tools and what not and heavier tool chests, air compressor, etc. on the ground floor. I doubt I can get a pic of that one, but very nice setup, IMO.

- Cajun
Thanks for the congrats. It will be close to the house and I dont want the garage to take away from the house (if that makes sense.) The loft is a something I'm going to do. The steepness of the bank where the garage will go will leave me a place for a door (if It works out like planned) to store nick nack stuff in the trusses. Would love to see pics.

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Speaking from experience, build it at least 50% bigger than you think you need. If you don't want a hoist - 10" ceiling. If you want a hoist - 14-16' ceiling.

Don't worry to much about it being too tall.....you can always add another floor to the house later...LOL

Recently I was at an out of town acreage, and had 'heard' about the guys 'big' garage. My first impression was "Whats the big deal.....basic 3 car garage". Later that night, the owner offered to give me tour of the garage. although, I was not real excited about seeing a basic 3 car garage, I figured that since he supplied the supper, I could be gracious.....so touring we went.
Up close - first impression - Doors look kinda big!
Inside the 'basic 3 car garage - John Deer tractor - 60HP with single drive wheels and all the attachments including 72" belly mower, 72" finishing mower, 84" snowblower, tiller, etc. Beside that - CAT 931 track loader, then a huge Polaris 6 passager ATV, a 1953 Buick (I think it's a 53), and an empty bay!!!!!
That's when I realized the doors were 12' tall by 14' wide. This garage is huge, but from the outside, he had done such a good job of scaling the siding, space between doors, eaves, etc. that it looks like a basic 3 car garage from any distance at all. Was one of those times I wish I had checked it out in daylight so I could take some pix. the optical illusion was phenomenal. His comment - "I didn't want a huge shop that took away from the look of the house, so I built it to look small."

I have a 24 x 32.....to small.....and I don't park in it. Am trying to get the city planning to agree to my 12 x 32 addition.....not looking good so far.

Thanks. lol on the two story, When you cant build out, you build up. Garages will fool ya, I priced painting one a couple years ago only to find out, it was much bigger than it looked!
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this is the lift they use at a truck service center, where i had my truck customized
http://www.eagleequip.com/page/EE/PROD/LI-EFP/FP12

they also have pits, handy for most work in a low building
http://www.expresstrux.com/xpc_gallery_0108.html
click on exhaust work
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congrats on...well all of it.

I did some research on the same thing in the hopes of building a detached also.

1. figure out what size you want then go a little bigger.
2. put in a shower/bathroom/small bedroom upstairs - your pout house.
3. a lift in one of the bays
4. a drain the length of one of the bays then you can wash your vehicle in doors if you want.
5. wall off a large room for lots of parts shelves.
6. if it's too loud you can always build a little shelter for your compressor outside then run a couple lines inside.

this place has a lot of good ideas.
http://www.thegarageplanshop.com/40/...rage-plans.php
http://justgarageplans.com/41/1/hous...rage-plans.php
Very informative, thanks

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I whole heartedly agree about a lift. Think of working on brakes, heck just cleaning/polishing wheels, from a standing position instead of squatting. No back aches, no sore knees, keeping the bod up off of cold floors .... You get some years on you and you'll appreciate that.
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make sure you heat it and run enough power for regular electrical and furnace and a 220 for welder if you or future owner wants. it a nice perk. and an over sized door would be a great idea...everyone i know is looking for on eor trying to lift their garage doors to get REAL trucks in
Great advise, thank you. Heat? still up in the air. Dont really wanna lay flue block for a wood stove, plus it takes up a lot of room. Baseboard heat could be expensive, karosene? idk. The 220 outlet is a good idea, one I plan as a must also. Oversized doors also a plus, my dad has a garage and is always fussing how he wished he'd done that.

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Boy I think hes gonna have one hell of a garage if he listens to us all . He'll be looking for donations here soon .
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